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The softball team is back and better than ever, getting ready to open season play this weekend. After losing only two seniors to graduation last year, the Tigers have a lot to look forward to, with a strong freshman class and a reimagined approach to the game. The Tigers finished the 2014 season with a record of 17-26 overall and 9-11 in the Ivy League, good for a second-place tie with Columbia in the Ivy South Division.
This weekend was an important one for the women's basketball team as they extended their undefeated season to 23-0 with a 7-0 record in the Ivy League. The Tigers, ranked no. 16 in the AP poll (18 in the USA today poll), put on strong showings in an 86-58 victory over Brown on Friday and a much tighter 56-50 victory over Yale on Saturday.
The Princeton women’s basketball team has been unstoppable this season, climbing national polls with a 21-0 record, and is now the only women’s Division I basketball team in the country still undefeated. The only other college basketball team still undefeated at this point in the season is the University of Kentucky men’s team. This weekend’s matchups will likely see the Tigers continue their hot streak as they face off in away games against Brown at 7 p.m. on Friday and Yale at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
This weekend, the Princeton women’s basketball team matched a program best with 21 consecutive wins this season. The Tigers (21-0 overall, 5-0 Ivy League) took down Columbia 83-44on Fridaynight, continuing on to beat the Big Red 75-47on Saturday.
In an exciting and unprecedented showing, the Princeton women’s swimming and diving team tied with Harvard for first place at the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet at Harvard’s Blodgett Pool, drumming up excitement for the highly anticipated Ivy League Championships. All three teams entered the HYP meet undefeated, and despite Harvard sweeping the meet the past three years, the Tigers (5-0-1) pulled out a 169.5-130.5 victory over Yale (4-1) and a 150-150 tie with Harvard (6-0-1), the first in program history.
A three-week hiatus after final exams did nothing to stop the momentum of thePrinceton women’s basketball teamas it cruised through games against Harvard and Dartmouth to remain undefeated. The No. 19-ranked Tigers (19-0 overall, 3-0 Ivy) dominated Harvard 96-46 on Fridayand Dartmouth 83-65on Saturday. The game against Harvard was the eighth game this season in which the Tigers beat an opponent by over 30 points, and the second highest margin by which they have won this season.
Senior guard Blake Dietrick scored a game-high 25 points and her 1,000thcareer pointon Saturdayas the Tigers upset defending Ivy League champion Penn in the opening game of Ivy League play. The women’s basketball team, 17-0 overall and 1-0 Ivy, beat the Penn Quakers by an impressive 29 points, winning by a final score of 83-54.
Women’s basketball remains on fire, extending its season-long winning streak to 15 games over winter break as head coach Courtney Banghart passed her 150th career win. The Tigers began break dominating Binghamton University 96-58, the University of Delaware 87-59, Portland State University 104-33 and Monmouth University 84-53 before going on to play in the Holiday Classic, where they beat the University of Hartford 64-51 and Fordham University 67-53. The Tigers (15-0) are not only off to their best start in program history but are also off to the best start in Ivy League women’s basketball history and the second best start in Ivy League basketball history, second to only the 1970-71 Penn men’s 28-0 start. Princeton is also listed on both the AP and Coaches polls, ranking 27th and 29th with 52 and 35 votes, respectively.
The undefeated women’s basketball team will host the Binghamton University Bearcats this Saturday looking to continue its nine-game winning streak. The Tigers (9-0) are the only Ivy League team ever to start a season with nine wins and will be looking to continue breaking records in the matchup. The game will be played in Jadwin Gymnasium at 2 p.m.
The women’s basketball team returns from the 2014 Cancun Challenge sporting a seven-game winning streak and the Mayan Division crown after wins over Wake Forest, Montana and Charlotte. The Tigers (7-0) are off to their best start in program history, surpassing their previous best of six consecutive victories at the beginning of the season that the Tigers most recently notched in 2011-12. The Tigers played dominating basketball at Cancun with three double-digit wins against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 72-55, the University of Montana Lady Griz, 80-55, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers, 73-43.
The Princeton women’s basketball team won its first two games of the season by double-digit margins this past weekend, topping both Pittsburgh and Duquesne on the road. The Tigers beat the Pittsburgh Panthers (1-1 overall) on Friday by 16 points, 59-43, and the Duquesne Dukes (0-1) on Sunday by 17 points with a final score of 79-62. The Tigers (2-0) opened the season with a strong offense and a newly fortified defense, taking control of both games with impressive runs to begin the second halves of 16-0 and 19-7 against the Panthers and Dukes, respectively.
After losing only two seniors to graduation last year, the women’s basketball team will be looking to continue the program’s recent successes with a talented squad this season, that should once again be a strong contender for the Ivy League title. The Tigers return 12 letterwinners from last season while also regaining one of their co-captains from injury.
The women’s soccer team closed its season with a disappointing 3-2 loss to Penn. The game was the career finale for nine seniors on the team and for head coach Julie Shackford, who is leaving after 20 seasons with the program. The Tigers (7-6-3 overall, 3-3-1 Ivy League) finished the season in a three-way tie for third place in the Ivy League with Penn (8-5-3, 3-3-1) and Yale (8-4-4, 3-3-1).
The women’s soccer team’s final game of the season this Saturday promises to be an exciting one, filled with numerous opportunities and milestones: the potential to finish in a tie for first place in the Ivy League; the final game for a legendary and record-setting head coach; the chance for a sophomore to break the single-season record for goals scored and for Tiger players to lock down the Ivy League titles for most points, goals and assists; and the team’s honoring of nine seniors. The game, against Penn, will be played in Roberts Stadium at 3 p.m.
The women’s soccer team split two close Ivy League games this past week, falling to Harvard at home but rallying to beat Cornell on the road. The Tigers lost a battle to capture a share of first place against Harvard the Saturday before last by a final score of 5-4, but bounced back against Cornell on Friday, winning 2-1. The Tigers (6-5-3 overall, 3-2-1 Ivy League), are in third place in the Ivy League, close behind Harvard (9-4-2, 4-1-1) and Dartmouth (7-4-4, 3-0-3) in the league standings.
Women’s soccer will host rival Harvard this homecoming Saturday, hoping to reclaim a share of the top spot in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson (8-3-2 overall, 3-0-1 Ivy) are currently sitting alone in first place in the Ancient Eight. A victory by Princeton (5-4-3 overall, 2-1-1 Ivy) this weekend would leave the two teams tied for first place, with each team having two league games left this season. Saturday’s showdown will be played at Myslik field in Roberts Stadium at 4 p.m.
Women's soccer suffered its first Ivy League loss this weekend in a close contest against Columbia with a final score of 1-0. The game leaves the Tigers (5-4-3 overall, 2-1-1 Ivy League) in a tie with Columbia (6-2-5, 2-1-1) for second place in the Ivy League. Saturday night’s shutout marked the end of the team’s five-game undefeated streak. The team had not seen a shutout since the match against Seton Hall on Sept. 8.
The women’s soccer team will head to Columbia this weekend looking to extend its three-game winning streak and fortify its spot at the top of the Ivy League. The Tigers (5-3-3 overall, 2-0-1 Ivy), who are coming off consecutive shutout wins against Army and Brown, find themselves in a tie with Harvard for first place in the Ivy League. Saturday’s game against Columbia will be played at 7 p.m.
Women’s soccer head coach Julie Shackford registered her 200th career win as Princeton’s head coach Saturday when Princeton dominated Brown, winning by a final score of 5-0. The Tigers have played well the past four games, beating Yale, Lehigh and now Brown, as well as tying Dartmouth. The win placed the Tigers (4-4-4 overall, 2-0-1 Ivy League) in a two-way tie with Harvard for first place in the Ivy League, and dropped Brown down to a tie for last place. The Tigers played incredibly well, with notable performances by senior goalkeeper Darcy Hargadon and sophomore offensive players Haley Chow and Tyler Lussi, who scored two and three goals, respectively.
Women’s soccer head coach Julie Shackford will be looking to notch her 200th career win as Princeton’s head coach Saturday when Princeton hosts the Brown Bears in the second game of a men’s/women’s doubleheader. The game will be played at Myslik Field in Roberts Stadium at 7 p.m. The Tigers (3-3-3 overall, 1-0-1 Ivy League) are coming off an impressive 4-1 win against Lehigh on Wednesday night, and are currently in a three-way tie for first in the Ivy League standings with Harvard and Columbia.